Mineola Mustangs 2 TEAM PAGE

Mineola Middle School
Mineola, NY, USA

Online Contest:
Erase A Chalkboard
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Interrante
Team Members: 11
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
Engineering Design

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
"Just get it done!"

Why we think we should win:
There are multiple reasons why our team should win the Rube Goldberg contest. We put in a lot of time, effort, and thought into this project. We faced many trial and errors over the past few weeks. However, we have come up with a Rube Goldberg machine that works well and uses the required number of steps to do the required action.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
1) Plant a seed
2) Poor milk into a cereal bowl
3) Knock down 10 bowling pins
4) Open a book
5) Crack an egg into a pan
6) Cut a loaf of bread
7) Peel a banana
8) Dial a phone
9) Open a drawer
10) Hit a golf ball into a hole

Our Step List

Step 1

Press button which turns toy hamster on and hamster moves.

Step 2

Toy hamster hits eraser

Step 3

Eraser hits dominoes

Step 4

Dominoes hit marble down tube

Step 5

Marble goes through plastic marble set

Step 6

Marble comes out the marble set and slides down wooden ramp

Step 7

Marble hits golf ball

Step 8

Golf ball hits dominoes which hits wooden blocks which hits book which hits box of staples which hits set of books.

Step 9

Final book is attached to a bucket with a string. It falls and drags the bucket with it.

Step 10

Bucket drags wet sponge across black board which erases it.

Our Close-ups: Photos

Our Close-ups: Favorite Step

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos

Machine Run #1
Machine Run #2